April 16, 2008
Barney Birthday Party Ideas
If you are a parent with a young child, than there is a good chance that you are already familiar with the lovable face of the Barney, the famous purple dinosaur from the hit kid's TV show Barney and Friends. If your child can sing every song from the Barney soundtrack, why not make his or her birthday extra-special with a Barney-themed birthday party? You'll find that your child and their friends will love the fun that they can have at a party that is centered around this terrific television show.
When you are looking for a theme to the party, think about doing everything up in that fun purple shade that's so familiar. You can go all out with purple streamers and some Barney posters for the wall, or you can keep things simple with a purple tablecloth, but you'll find that this is a great way to get your kids into the right mood for the festivities.
One of the things that Barney and Friends teaches children is to value creativity, so take some time to purchase crayon kits for each kid at the party. This is a great way to get the creative juices flowing and have them create pictures of the purple dinosaur themselves. To make it seem extra-special, see if you can find any cheap plastic frames and allow them to frame their work and take it home with them. You can offer a prize for the best picture, or you can simply reward each child for their efforts with a prize.
The Barney Mural
Grab a long sheet of butcher paper and take the opportunity to draw or trace the purple dinosaur himself onto one end. Then, let each kid add himself to the picture. At the end, you'll have a great banner to hang up that will give you a great memento from a great party.
One of the things that makes Barney and Friends such a standout is the music. Learn a few of the songs yourself if you haven't memorized the entire song book and lead the kids along. While of course I Love You and The Barney Theme Song are going to be quite popular, don't hesitate to bring out such Barney favorites as The Wheels on the Bus and I Like to Eat Apples and Bananas. See who can sing the loudest or who can sing the fastest.
As an extra special treat for the birthday child, you can purchase this personalized Barney music CD, where your child's name is actually inserted into the songs several times. It will amaze your child that Barney actually knows his or her name and is singing to him or her!
Barney Birthday Cakes
Here are some great Barney birthday cake that is easy to make complete with pictures and instructions. If your child prefers, here is an easy to make Baby Bop Dinosaur Birthday Cake. Either one is sure to be a big hit at your Barney themed party.
There are many reasons that Barney is so popular, so take this opportunity to give your preschooler a great party that he or she will remember for years!